Perfect location, in very nice area. Trees birds and long windows. We could walk everywhere to the sies we wanted to see and the shopping without being amongst crowds of tourists. Lovely tapas bar directly below and slightly to the left on the corner. We would come back here again if we have the opportunity.
Very impressed that we were refunded our bond so quickly . Thankyou
This place is truly amazing beautifully furnished and has everything you could need.Having an amazing time we will be back.
We stayed for 4 nights with 2 children aged 4 and 2. We have been to Barcelona close to 12 times usually couple times per year. Our favourite spot to travel and I also do some business here.
Having a business of my own in the UK In which we rely heavily on TripAdv reviews I wanted to detail as much as possible fairly our experience to be constructive and genuine.
Of course the opinions are of our own and again every experience different.
-Firstly the apartment Itself 4/5 stars
Lovely decor typical building of city centre which we have stayed in similar places in Eixample and Gothic area. Spacious some really good facilities like the Bluetooth speakers and also the TV with chrome-cast. Very clean modern and tidy.
Negatives would be lift out service which caused us a little more work but again it’s out of landlords hands etc.
The one problem which we had was the main bedroom (front) was not insulated well at all we could hear every car, passer by talking in bed so we did struggle to sleep in truth. The sounds of all cities of course but it was just so loud.
A microwave would have been handy for kids food but not expected.
- landlord communication was 5/5
Helen really did strive to help and sent us some great recommendations
-Location and local area 4/5
Ideal bang next to Girona station Metro.
One other troubling thing was that the TripAdvisor map places this apartment on the corner of Catalunya place looking into Ramblas.. when we got the email on the day before with address we were confused and in truth disappointed as we chose this apartment solely on its location. With the actual location being 1/2 mile away
Again having a business on here I know the pin is set up and confirmed by owner, so I would advise this to be amended to avoid any misleading / conflicting Info.
We ordered a cab on the day with Lucas which never came for our return journey and we had to then walk up the road with bags and prams to flag one. Again it likely an issue with drivers but I’m again expressing our experience as we placed that responsibility in someone else’s hands.
Lucas was a gent and really helpful on our arrival
Overall good experience but we wouldn’t come back based on the noise from the roads. In past we have stayed in apartments with triple glazing and other secondary windows.
Thanks though to Helen and Lucas
The apartment is located in the heart of Barcelona. The owner Helen was very nice and responded to our needs. The apartment is located on the second floor of a multi-unit apartment building. Its a big three bedroom. Very comfortable for a family of 5. The only negative is that it doesn't have air conditioning. If you are vacationing in the summer months, this can be very challenging. The bedrooms face the main avenue which can be very noisy, especially if you open the windows to sleep. Other than that, I highly recommend staying in the apartment.
Not a Luxury Apt, only Average w/no AC, small 3rd BR, very busy street in AM. Add Construction on close-in Rear and Adjoining Buildings, plus several flights of steps with no Elevator Key - thus Poor Rating. Would be Average w/o Const.
Positives are very close Metro station, nearby Supermkts, Restaurants, & Bistros.
Apartment was Clean, Beds comfortable although 3rd BR very small, no outside window,& poor ventilation. Back deck dusty, no privacy a/c construction, limited view. Had "rack" dryers on deck (no automatic dryer, but washer worked well.)
These comments based on more than 20 visits to Europe, mostly staying in small(less than 50 rooms) local in-town hotels, plus a few apartments. 5 night stay
We are a family of 4 with two children 6 and 13, were looking for a quiet relaxed place to stay for a week in Barcelona.
This apartment fit the bill quite well.
The location is great in that it's close to all main attractions in Barcelona - we never needed to spend more than 9-10 euros to get where we needed to go in the city.
Both the apartment Owner and the Manager were *very* responsive to all questions we had. When we needed help with a package urgently delivered - the Manager offered to deliver it to his house with a doorman and then brought it to us same afternoon.
The 3 bedrooms were enough to accommodate a family of four-five people. The bedrooms are small (by American standards), but that is to be expected in European apartment of this price range. It is a family-friendly apartment with fully-equipped kitchen, where we had nice breakfast every morning. There are two little grocery stores less then 300 feet from the apartment with good selection of food, wine, and hygiene items.
There were *minor* items that could be considered for improvement for the next booking:
1) The cleaning service needs to actually clean the apartment before checking in new guests. This was discussed with the apartment Manager, and he confirmed the lack of cleaning was unacceptable. Also burnt light-bulbs need to be replaced, it's just basic courtesy.
2) The major construction/renovation of the next-door building needed to be disclosed, just to avoid unpleasant surprises when we arrived and found the balcony was unusable because of the construction dust and noise from 8am to 6pm literally 2 feet from the balcony rails. The balcony was practically needed to dry the washed clothes, because there is no "dryer" - only a washing machine. We had to place the clothes drying rack in the living room.
3) The washing machine ripped three of our clothes items, even though we cautiously used the lowest RPM (rotation speed) setting. Not a big loss, but that is more clothing damage than we had in 12 years of using our own washing machine in the US.
Overall - very good vacation apartment and good people to deal with. We would book it again in a heartbeat.
The apartment is in a perfect location- short walking distance to Las Ramblas and very close to the Metro. There are great bars and restaurants near by. The apartment itself had a modern feel and was perfect for our party of 4. I would definitely stay here again.